Learn more about the fascinating career of the award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry.
Brian Skerry can be called many things – explorer, journalist, conservation advocate – but he is first and foremost a photographer. His journeys to capture amazing underwater photographs have taken him across the world’s oceans, where he has witnessed some of the most beautiful, diverse, and threatened environments on the planet. Read more about his adventures with sharks and life in the field on his blog.
We asked for your votes to choose the five photos that best represent a "vanishing world" for a crowd-curated section of the exhibit. They, along with 15 of Brian's other photographs, will be displayed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC beginning in summer 2013. See what photos won, and what didn’t.
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You can submit your own photos of ocean wildlife to our Flickr group! The best photos, chosen by Brian Skerry himself along with museum curators, will be displayed at the exhibit in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History next year, and on the Ocean Portal.
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Skerry is a regular contributor to the Smithsonian Ocean Portal, sharing his personal experiences, adventures, and fantastic images with you. Explore the latest blogs by Brian Skerry.
- From the Azores, Brian writes about a photographer's life in the field.
- How does he craft the perfect underwater photo?
- The only way to take amazing photos of sharks is to go swimming with them.